Essay on Ortance Of Following Orders And The Emphasis Of How It Applies To Unit Structure Including The Specialty Of A Soldier

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The importance of following orders and the emphasis of how it applies to unit structure including the specialty of a soldier

On Wednesday, 28 February 2015, I was given instructions and failed to do so by taking initiative and went to talk to my Platoon Sergeant SFC Taylor. I understand my mistakes and what they can cause that is why I am writing this essay about the importance of following order, with emphasis on how it applies to our unit and our specialty. Failing to follow instructions, no matter who delivers them or how trivial they may be considered to be, to anyone, is a serious offense and I understand that it will not be tolerated. My actions and example have a negative effect on unit morale and discipline and threaten the
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It is used however most often to effect policies and procedures and to enforce standards of performance, training, appearance and conduct. Although the first sergeant is not part of the formal chain of command, leaders should consult them on individual soldier’s matters. There are many areas in which the NCO Support Channel assists the chain of command. The NCO support channel ensures junior enlisted maintain a professional appearance. They plan and conduct day to day operations, train soldiers in their respective MOS and help them build a better knowledge of soldiering. An order is a tasking given to a soldier of something that needs to be done in a timely and efficient manner. The three main reasons why it is important for a soldier to follow the orders they are given is to be combat effective, disciplined, and to just be a well rounded soldier. When a soldier doesn't follow the orders they are given in not only hurts them, but it hurts the team, unit cohesion and the goals of the mission. When I was given instructions on Wednesday I have violated the second out of the three General Orders of the United States Military. The second General order states that I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner. Which means a soldier must perform all his tasks and orders including instructions in a military manner. Military manner means he